(Closed) Well..I quit my new job after a day and a half….

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MsNarwhal Well, obviously you are a grown woman, and you make your own decisions and you don’t need my advice, opinion, or approval.  I’m sorry it didn’t work out.  If you can’t deal, you can’t deal, and there is no sense in working at a job when that makes you MISERABLE and feels like hell… if you don’t have to. Different situations call for different things; if there are bills to be paid, sometimes you have to do what you have to do…..BUT… I trust that your finances or being handled properly, and that if they weren’t, you would have stuck it out and not walked out on the job. 

That being said, good look with your new job search, and I hope that you find one that is fulfilling and makes you very happy!!! 🙂 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@MsNarwhal  Sometimes it really is not the environment for you.  I started a job right after I moved here and absolutely HATED it from day one.  I tried to stick it out but only made it a week.  I then got another job almost immediately.  Again, it just wasn’t right.  I made it about 5 weeks with that one.  I finally found a job that I love and don’t mind going to every day. 🙂  In my opinion, it is important to find a job that you at least half way enjoy.  People spend SO much time at work these days and life is too short to spend at a place that you hate.  You will find a place that works for you!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I quit one job of mine after 3 days once….definitely not for me! But they hired my husband a few weeks later, ha! He still works there

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wanted to add another vote to the “call them” pile– especially in the animal field.  I’ve worked as a vet tech before and everyone knows everyone! 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MsNarwhal Really shouldn’t burn bridges like that… if someone calls needing a reference, it could end poorly. :/ Good luck.

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@MsNarwhal I went through something similiar when I was younger.  I didn’t show up one day.  I felt like you did – crying, anxiety, etc.  I didn’t believe it was worth my time or effort too.  I didn’t end up putting them on my resume either because the job lasted two weeks.  

I wish you the best of luck.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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@MsNarwhal yes, but you never know when you might run across those people again, especially if you plan on staying within the same field of work.  what if one of the people from that office changes to a different clinic, and you apply for a job there? if they see your name on a resume or happen to see you come in for an interview, they could go to a manager and advise against hiring you. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@janie-janie Exactly my point.

Whether or not you give them as a reference, this could still resurface later on in your career field. I’m glad you’ve decided to call them, and I am sorry it’s so rough, but you really need to be careful.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper

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@MsNarwhal Though you have no intention of putting this position on your resume, people in the same industry talk all the time. If a prospective employer catches wind from your former employer that you never came back from lunch, that will look very bad on your part. Or…if someone from the former doctor’s office now works for a new one that you’re trying to get a position at, they’ll remember this.

Just not wise to burn bridges in a specific industry. 

Post # 44
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That sucks when you don’t feel welcome in a new work environment. I may have given it a bit more time (it could’ve been a really busy/stressful time), but they should have made more of an effort to help you settle in/get oriented and comfortable.

Hopefully you have more luck with the next place!

Post # 45
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I certainly get the appeal of walking out – I’ve done my fair share of it, but it was with minimum wage jobs that nobody would ever care about. but even today, when I’m having a bad day at work, the temptation is huge sometimes! it’s a liberating feeling for sure. one time I even balled up an apron and threw it down. it’s like I could almost hear the triumphant music in my head as I was walking away!

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MsNarwhal I did that! I got offered a job as a teacher at a prestigious child development center…only to realize I was a glorified babysitter. No thanks! I worked one day and then promptly sent an email explaining that the job was not condusive to my professional goals and I hoped that they would find an individual better suited to the job description. 

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